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Digg It

I’ve always been a fan of slashdot, but I was tipped off to Digg not to long ago and I wound up adding it to my list of homepage tabs in Firefox. What’s Digg? As they state on their site, “Digg is a technology news website that combines social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and non-hierarchical editorial control. With Digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do.” Hooray! That’s pretty much what I mentioned I was looking in my Moving from Print to Digital post last month.

It appears that Digg is growing by leaps and bounds. It’s also getting a lot of press. For example, here’s a story about Digg in today’s Wall Street Journal.

I now find myself doing more Digging than slashdotting. Yes, the risk is there for a bogus story to float to the top, as noted in the WSJ article. But, I love the fact that the items I’m scanning on Digg are the ones that come the most highly recommended by the community, not driven purely by some algorithm or based on advertising revenue potential.

Comments

Mike

Since you digg Digg, you might also enjoy www.blinklist.com, a new site where the top online discoveries float to the top based on user contributed content. If you do check out our new site, I would love to hear your thoughts. Mike

Joe Wikert

Thanks Mike. I just created an account and explored it a bit. I'll be sure to use it periodically to see what's hot.

Halden

I find myself refurung to Digg before /. more and more but I do find that the double post and shameless self promotion post are more prelevant on Digg.

steve

barrier of entry is easier now.
it takes only 2 days coding to create 50% of digg at www.opida.com

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